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Michelangelo Antonioni: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers) Paperback – April 1, 2008

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Arguably the most influential filmmaker after D. W. Griffith, the late Antonioni (1912–2007) may be the most articulate. Not about the meanings of his films; he is firm throughout the 23 years (1960–83) spanned by these 14 interviews that meaning is the critic’s business. Rather, he is consistently lucid about what and how he films. From his most famous film, L’Avventura, on, he focused on the protagonists’ emotions and emotional discoveries, which he strove to express through the total field captured by the camera—clothes, furniture, buildings, streets, skies, plants, and weather as well as actors’ behavior. Within the bounds of plot, which from L’Avventura on is very simple, and despite the complete relevance of everything the camera shows, he remained ready to change dialogue and movement according to the feel of a setup immediately before shooting. The one idea he allows to be motivating him is that intimate human relations lag behind material cultural development; we behave by outmoded standards. One of the most impressive entries in the long Conversations with Filmmakers series. --Ray Olson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Interviews with the acclaimed Italian director of L'avventura, Blow Up, Zabriskie Point, and La notte

- Range from 1960 to 1983, covering the peak years of his filmmaking career

- Include a previously unpublished interview (from 1978) conducted by the volume's editor

- Feature interviews from Sight and Sound, Film Comment, and other notable film journals

- Expand the Conversations with Filmmakers Series --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Product Details

  • Series: Conversations with Filmmakers
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934110663
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934110669
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,131,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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